As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all those working towards QTLS who are teaching or planning to teach HE courses. It examines what it means to teach HE and how a HE environment can be created in an FE setting. It gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessing HE courses in FE. A practical guide for all FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.

Quality Assurance in College-Based Higher Education

Quality assurance in college-based higher education

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • identify the relevant quality assurance (QA) procedures for your HE courses;
  • discuss issues relating to responsibility for the course, students and theirexperience
  • within collaborative provision;
  • discuss the impact of the National Student Survey;
  • recognise the role of external examination;
  • prepare appropriate documentation for QA purposes (validation).

Introducing Quality Assurance in College-Based Higher Education

Anyone working in FE will be all too familiar with inspections, audits and the whole gamut of quality assurance procedures. Student satisfaction questionnaires (or happy sheets as some refer to them), Ofsted, observations of teaching and learning, self-assessment forms are all features of FE courses at every level. Until recently, however, HE was relatively free of much ...

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